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Chrysler Group Names Ben Winter Head of Product Planning

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chrysler Group LLC today announced Ben Winter was appointed NAFTA Head of Product Planning, effective immediately, filling a previously announced personnel move.  In this position, Winter is responsible for research and planning of all future vehicles in the North American market.  He is also named to the Chrysler Group Leadership Team with this appointment. 

In his previous role, Winter was Vice President - Vehicle Engineering where he was responsible for engineering, program execution and launch of current and future vehicle platform programs.

Winter joined Chrysler in 2008 as Chief Engineer - Minivan segment.  He began his career at Ford Motor Company in 1985 as a Senior Engineer and held several positions of increasing responsibility in the engineering and manufacturing organizations.

He is a graduate from the University of Michigan, holding three degrees - a Master of Business Administration, a Doctorate in Metallurgical Engineering and a Master of Science in Metallurgical Engineering.  Winter is also a graduate of the University of Missouri - Rolla with a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering.

About Chrysler Group LLC  
Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 to establish a global strategic alliance with Fiat S.p.A., produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge SRT, Ram, FIAT and Mopar vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler Group's culture of innovation, first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat's complementary technology that dates back to its founding in 1899.

Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group's product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300 and Town & Country, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Dart, Ram 1500, Dodge Viper SRT and Fiat 500. Fiat contributes world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-size cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.

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